Metals/Materials News

The metals/materials technology area has information on the most commonly used materials in metal fabrication ̶ carbon steels; stainless steels; high-strength, low-alloy steels (HSLAs); and the 6000 series aluminum ̶ and those that aren't as common, such as the red metals, refractory metals, titanium, and magnesium.

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AK Steel announces price increase for zinc coating extras

February 7, 2006

AK Steel said today that it will increase prices for zinc coatings by 70 percent, effective with shipments on April 1, 2006. The premium is being added to the company's current pricing extras for all...

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Ryerson to sell oil, gas assets

February 6, 2006

Ryerson Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell certain assets related to its U.S. oil and gas, tubular alloy, and bar alloy businesses to Energy Alloys, LLC, a Texas...

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Steel prices predicted to remain high

January 31, 2006

Rising steel prices have caused pain for many U.S. industries and significant relief is not on the horizon, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants said today.Since 2003 steel prices have climbed by more...

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AK Steel increases prices for stainless steel products

January 26, 2006

AK Steel has announced that it is increasing transaction prices for all cold-rolled stainless sheet and strip products by approximately 3 percent, effective with shipments on February 19, 2006. The...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum to acquire Earle M. Jorgensen Co.

January 24, 2006

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. ("Reliance") and Earle M. Jorgensen Company ("EMJ") have announced a definitive merger agreement in which Reliance will acquire EMJ. The transaction is expected to be...

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Olympic Steel, U.S. Steel to close OLP joint venture

January 23, 2006

Olympic Steel Inc., a national steel service center, and United States Steel Corp. jointly announced plans to close their Olympic Laser Processing (OLP) joint venture facility in Detroit. OLP...

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Gerdau Ameristeel announces leadership changes

January 16, 2006

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced leadership changes.Andre Johannpeter, currently chief operating officer for Gerdau Ameristeel, is returning to the Gerdau Group Corporate Office in Porto Alegre,...

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Timken to expand Virginia bearing plant production

January 11, 2006

The Timken Co. today announced plans to invest approximately $10 million in its bearing plant in Altavista, Va., enabling expanded manufacturing of replacement wheel-hub bearing assemblies for...

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Swedish Steel Prize 2005 winner announced

January 10, 2006

SSAB Swedish Steel, Stockholm, has named CMT the Swedish Steel Prize 2005 recipient. CMT specializes in hooklift containers for use in road transport.The panel chose the winner based on the choice of...

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Specialty Metals opens second facility

January 10, 2006

Specialty Metals Processing has moved its corporate staff to its new Finishing Facility in Akron, Ohio.The facility was designed for precision grinding, polishing, and buffing sheet and plate and...

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Aluminum Statistical Review 2004available for purchase

January 10, 2006

The Aluminum Association, Washington, D.C., has made available for purchase the Aluminum Statistical Reviewfor 2004. The review includes information on every cycle of the aluminum production process,...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires managers

January 10, 2006

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has hired Lindsay Randall as manager of inside sales and Lana Antonelli as accounting manager.Randall has more than 30 years' experience in the steel...

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Ryerson Inc. confirms new name, ticker symbol

January 10, 2006

Ryerson Inc. has confirmed that its previously announced corporate name now is in effect as is the concurrent adoption of the ticker symbol "RYI" for its common stock listed on the New York Stock...

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Mittal Steel completes U.S. subsidiaries merger

January 4, 2006

Mittal Steel Company N.V. has completed the merger of U.S. operating subsidiaries Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. and Ispat Inland Inc.Inland was merged with and into ISG effective Dec. 31, 2005, with ISG...

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Alpha Steel takes on Macsteel Service Centers USA name

January 4, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc. announced today that its recent acquisition, Alpha Steel, a distributor of hot rolled and structural steel products in the Midwest, will now operate under the name...

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